Congress: America needs more financial fraud

Wednesday, April 4, 2012   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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In this time of "The Great Hurt" – with widespread unemployment, middle-class incomes tumbling, and the price of gasoline skyrocketing – I think we can all agree on the first thing that Washington needs to... [read more]

Congress chooses to keep poisoning children

Thursday, March 1, 2012   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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Yes, we certainly need to cut unnecessary and even frivolous federal spending, because… well, because it's unnecessary and frivolous.

So, Congress has targeted unnecessary oil subsidies and frivolous tax giveaways to... [read more]

Congress' nine percent

Friday, January 6, 2012   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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Congress: How small-minded is it? How tangled-up in a right-wing ideological knot is it? How subservient to corporate lobbyists is it?

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The coldest cut of all

Monday, December 19, 2011   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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Scrooge was a nasty old miser, but even he came to see the soul-destroying evil of his ways and found redemption in the end. One wonders though – is there any hope for the Scrooges... [read more]

The "big stick" of people power

Tuesday, December 6, 2011   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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Getting Congress to act on behalf of the People's interest – especially when it requires members to take a firm stand against the moneyed interests – can't be done by saying "pretty please." Congress is... [read more]

Congress' nine percent

Wednesday, November 30, 2011   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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Congress: How small-minded is it? How tangled-up in a right-wing ideological knot is it? How subservient to corporate lobbyists is it?

... [read more]

Playing politics with humanitarian aid

Monday, October 3, 2011   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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"You saw the House act," snapped Rep. Eric Cantor. Yeah, act like a petulant four-year-old!

The GOP's House majority leader has long been a whiney ideological brat who stamps his tiny... [read more]

Playing Washington's inside game

Thursday, September 29, 2011   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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Do you know any of the dozen Congress critters who're on the superpowerful deficit-reduction supercommittee? I don't mean do you know their names, but do you really know them – know them well enough that... [read more]

The privileged v. the poor

Wednesday, September 28, 2011   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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At last, Republicans in Washington have recognized that class war is ravaging poor and middle-class families all across our land.

Oh, wait – my mistake. GOP Congress critters are not expressing... [read more]

Who's in the room with the supercommittee?

Tuesday, September 27, 2011   |   Posted by Jim Hightower
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And then there were twelve.

When the 435 House members and 100 senators failed in July to agree on a longterm deficit reduction plan, the leaders did what they often... [read more]

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